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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and what better way to kick off the season than with a thorough spring cleaning of your home? For most renters, keeping their living space clean is a matter of personal comfort and fulfilling the lease terms. However, the idea of spending endless hours cleaning every nook and cranny can be daunting. If you’re putting off your spring cleaning tasks, here are some helpful tips to make the process a breeze!

Make a Plan

Before you start your spring cleaning, take a few minutes to create an action plan of what needs doing and in what order. Consider using a cleaning checklist to create a task list. Then, gather the required supplies and materials to complete each item. If you plan to include any professional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, schedule them in advance. This step will help streamline the process, ensuring you don’t miss anything essential and saving you time in the long run.

Set Realistic Expectations

When it comes to spring cleaning, many people make the mistake of trying to accomplish too much in one day or weekend, leading to feeling overwhelmed. To avoid this, consider breaking down each item on your list into smaller, more manageable tasks. Set realistic goals for each day or week, so you can accomplish a thorough spring cleaning without feeling burnt out.

Focus on Areas that Need Attention First

As you plan your cleaning, it’s crucial to prioritize your cleaning tasks to maximize your time and effort. Generally, rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be prioritized. However, don’t forget about frequently disregarded spaces, like inside or on top of cabinets, window coverings, and beneath or behind appliances. As a renter, you are responsible for ensuring the rental is in good condition when returning the keys at the end of your lease term. For this reason, you may need to double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.

Include Hard-to-Reach Spots

Cleaning hard-to-reach areas is crucial for maintaining a rental property and making your home feel spotless. Pay special attention to window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and overlooked surfaces like walls and ceilings. These areas can accumulate dust and dirt buildup and should be included on your spring cleaning checklist.

Get to Work – But Have Fun!

Once you have your plan, necessary supplies, and realistic expectations for completing the job, it’s time to put your plan into action. Use motivators such as lively music or incentives like a favorite outing or activity to keep yourself on track. Also, enlist the help of your household, friends, or family members. Working together can make the job faster, easier, and much more enjoyable!

With a well-organized plan, a positive attitude, and a bit of elbow grease, you can make your spring cleaning a breeze this year! For more spring-cleaning tips or to learn about available rental properties in your area, contact your local Real Property Management office.

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